Author Chat with Laura Taylor Namey (The Library Of Lost Things), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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 Today we're excited to chat with Laura Taylor Namey, author of

The Library Of Lost Things.

 Read on for more about Laura and her book, plus an giveaway! 

 

 

 

 

Meet Laura Taylor Namey

Laura Taylor Namey is a Cuban-American Californian who can usually be found haunting her favorite coffee shops, drooling over leather jackets and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two superstar children and her beloved miniature schnauzer/muse. The Library of Lost Things is her first novel.

 

 

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Meet The Library Of Lost Things

From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.

 

 

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~ Author Chat ~

         

      YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

My inspiration came from my own deep love for books from childhood and onward. In all life stages, I have found comfort in dropping difficult days, stressful situations, or hard and hurtful times right into books for some moments of escape. A book can take you to a new place, and in my book sometimes you are trying to escape your own home. In The Library of Lost Things, I took this idea and amplified it using the question, what if a girl did what I did, but to a much greater degree?

 



  YABC:  Who is your favorite character in the book?
As much as I adore Darcy and Asher, Marisol is my favorite character for entirely personal reasons. I designed the character of Marisol based on a mash-up of me and my best friend. Everyone needs a Marisol and I have mine.

 

YABC:  Which came first, the title or the novel?
The Library of Lost Things sold under a different title. I love the new title and way it's interpreted on my book cover.

 



YABC:  What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
My favorite scene takes place on a swing set. I am proud of it for its sense of honesty, and for the courage Darcy finds by the end of it.

 



YABC:  Thinking way back to the beginning, what's the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

That good writing is rewriting. 

 



YABC:  What do you like most about the cover of the book?
I love my cover so much. Art director Erin Craig and designer Elita Sidiropolou created a wonderful and vibrant interpretation of Darcy’s home library for the YA reader. The book uses my favorite colors, and I love the little acorn hidden on the front. You’ll have to read the book to discover what the acorn means . .

 



YABC:  What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2019?
I can’t wait for Day Zero by Kelly deVos!

 



YABC:  What was your favorite book in 2018?
I am a huge fan of the Caraval series, so Legendary by Stephanie Garber was a standout for me.




YABC:  Which was the most difficult or emotional scene to narrate?

Without a doubt, the final scene between Darcy and her mother was the most difficult, and went through the most drafts and revisions. I am proud of the resolution, emotions, and authenticity of that scene and I’m so thankful for my critique partners for working with me to shape it. 



YABC:  Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?

I always tell people I love having written more than writing. Drafting is definitely the most difficult part of the writing process for me, and I am probably one of the slowest drafters I know. The revision and editing phases are where I do my true work, and pull character, plot, prose, and theme together. 


 

 

 

 

 

The Library Of Lost Things

By: Laura Taylor Namey

Release Date: October 8th, 2019

 Publisher: Inkyard Press

 

 

 

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Melanie Bracco on Monday, 30 September 2019 18:27

The cover is really cute, and I love the synopsis!

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The cover is really cute, and I love the synopsis!
Dianna G. on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 22:17

Such a cute summary! I think this book sounds fun and lighthearted. Love that cover.

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Such a cute summary! I think this book sounds fun and lighthearted. Love that cover.
Tiffany Engler on Wednesday, 09 October 2019 08:19

I love this cover! This book sounds so good!

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I love this cover! This book sounds so good!
Debra Branigan on Thursday, 10 October 2019 09:25

The cover is interesting. The synopsis sounds like the usual YA romance, but I am wondering if the issue with her mother provides some painful moments, at least in her thoughts and feelings throughout the book. What a difficult situation to live with.

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The cover is interesting. The synopsis sounds like the usual YA romance, but I am wondering if the issue with her mother provides some painful moments, at least in her thoughts and feelings throughout the book. What a difficult situation to live with.
Heidi on Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:42

I love the color of the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting.

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I love the color of the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting.
Kitty Marie McAfee on Monday, 21 October 2019 13:04

I really love the cover and this book sounds fun, love books about books.

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I really love the cover and this book sounds fun, love books about books. :D
Crista cast on Monday, 21 October 2019 16:30

I love the colors and design of the cover and the story sounds exactly what I would read.

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I love the colors and design of the cover and the story sounds exactly what I would read.
Emily on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 19:12

I really love this cover. This books sounds sooooooooo good.

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I really love this cover. This books sounds sooooooooo good.
Candice Gigous on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:51

The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis sounds interesting. Sounds like a great read.

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The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis sounds interesting. Sounds like a great read.
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:27

The cover is one of my favorites. The synopsis makes me want to read this book.

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The cover is one of my favorites. The synopsis makes me want to read this book.

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